Ascent Signs New Global Tenant for Dallas Data Center

Global Electronics Customer Selects EF5-Hardened DAL1 Data Center to Ensure Data Protection

News Release
Dallas, TX - July 21, 2020

Ascent, a leading provider of customer-driven solutions in the development, engineering, construction and operations of data centers and critical facilities, today announced it has signed a new global electronics tenant to join its purpose-built DAL1 data center, located in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, which features a stand-alone, secure and enterprise-class hardened data center.

As one of the country’s growing data center markets, Dallas brings its own set of unique challenges such as unpredictable weather including tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. The DAL1 data center can withstand 360mph winds, and includes 15” reinforced concrete walls, a 13.5” reinforced concrete roof and an 8,000-pound blast door at the loading dock. The facility was built to handle an EF5 tornado and provides additional security integrations including sensors, biometrics and CCTV.

The facility is perfect for organizations such as Ascent’s new tenant, who are interested in taking advantage of the benefits of this market but not willing to sacrifice when it comes to construction, connectivity, security and resiliency, all of which Ascent offers in its DAL1 data center.

“At Ascent, we understand that the need for protection and flexibility are fundamental elements when it comes to our customer’s safeguarding their data,” said Phil Horstmann, CEO, Ascent, LLC. “We pride ourselves on the ability to move fast and effectively, which is exactly what we were able to provide to our newest tenant; quick action to support their deployments.”

The Ascent DAL1 data center sits in one of the fastest growing markets and delivers 2.7 MW of critical power, easily accommodating data center expansion of up to 5.4 MW Critical. The facility totals 43,300 square feet with 17,700 square feet of server-ready data hall, with expansion capabilities for up to 74,400 square feet. Additional services include remote hands, 24x7 operations center support, cable management and migration support services.

To learn more about Ascent you can visit the company’s website or book here for a tour of Ascent’s DAL1 Data Center.

About Ascent
Ascent is a leading provider of customer-driven solutions in the development, engineering, construction and operations of data centers and critical facilities, partnering with customers to solve technical, operational and financial challenges of running these facilities critical to customers’ businesses.

Founded in 1998, Ascent provides full life cycle support from the design and development of new, expanded or upgraded facilities to daily monitoring and maintenance management, backed by our 24x7 operations support. Ascent is a one-stop-shop for all critical infrastructure needs, and works hand-in-hand with customers to provide flexible, scalable, secure and highly available solutions to ensure their individual needs are met.

With multiple data center facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Toronto, Ascent’s colocation portfolio has the ability to support immediate capacity needs as well as accommodate larger scale data center deployments. Ascent serves global clients with its data center facilities and critical infrastructure services, including 24x7 Critical Facility Management, Ascent’s Navigator Operational Platform, Engineering & Construction Services, and others.

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